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Dryer makes loud squealing noise when drum goes faster.

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    GE Dryer Model DHSR333EV little over 5 years old squeals constantly and loudly - more so at beginning of cycle when clothes are heavy and wet. Dries OK.

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You need to replace the inner plastic "shell" and the teflon pieces that the drum rides on. The dryer drum has eaten thru the teflon slides, and has probably started eating the shell away also.

About $40 in parts available on line will fix the problem.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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